Monday, July 6, 2009

Oreo Cake

Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July! It went by way too quick for me but it was nice weekend and I got to relax a little. On Saturday we went to my aunt's for a family bbq and I was in charge of bringing dessert. I wanted to try out a couple of recipes so I made an Oreo Cake and then the cutest Red, White & Blue Cupcakes. I first saw the Oreo Cake on Dozen Flours and have been wanting to try it out for a while. The cupcake recipe came from Lick the Bowl and were so cute I just had to make them. That post will follow soon.

Oreo Cake with Chocolate Frosting
20 full-sized Oreos (Should be able 2 1/4 cups of finely crushed cookie crumbs)
1 white cake mix with Pudding in the mix
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
3 large eggs (at room temperature)

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tablespoons boiling water
1 stick unsalted butter (at room temperature)
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teapsoon vanilla
pinch of kosher salt

Preheat the over to 350F. Spray two 9" cake pans with Pam with Flour. Set the pans aside.

Grind the cookies in a food processor until you have a finely crushed cookie crumbs. Set aside.

Place the cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a mixxing bowl on a low speed for 1 minute and make sure you scrape down the sides and blade. Increase the speed to medium for another 2 minutes. The batter should be evenly mixxed and colored.

Add the cookie crumbs to the cake mix and blend until evenly distributed. (About 15 seconds)

Pour the batter into the two cake pans and bake side by side in the over for 25-30 minutes. Mine took about 28.

Let cool for about 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.

Place the cocoa powder into the mixxing bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Use a spatula to combine the two ingredients together to create a small mass.

Add the butter and blend on low until the mixure and the butter blend together.
Add the vanilla and salt and blend until combined.

Add 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar at a time on a low speed until all the sugar gets incorporated. Repeat for the remainder of the powdered sugar. Increase speed to medium for about 2 minutes, until the frosting becomes light and fluffy.

I sliced the cakes horizontally so I had a 4 layer cake. (Actually Scott did this part for me, cause I was busy getting the cupcakes started.)
Place a little drop of frosting on the cake plate to secure the cake in place. Place one of the cake layers cut side up on the plate and frost. Continue for the remaining layers. Frost sides and top and decorate as you wish.

This is where I forgot to add extra oreos to the top of the cake for decoration. I think I got too wrapped up in the cupcakes that came next. Oh well...

But it was really good even without the decorations....whoops!

I will say I wish there had been a little more frosting so feel free to double it if you like more. But I would definitly make this again.
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1 comment:

  1. I saw this on Julia's Dad would love this one. I made an "oreo" cake for him for Father's Day but used a different recipe. he loved it but I think I personally would like this one better.

    Good job!